Registration for Sector 3.0 – Poland’s largest event dedicated to applications of new technologies in community initiatives – began on 26 April. The festival will take place on 30-31 May in Warsaw. The two days will be filled with workshops and seminars offered by nearly 60 experts in the latest trends and technologies from around the world. The Sector will be a great opportunity to test cutting-edge solutions, including Hololens technology and robotic programming.
Sector 3.0 is open to representatives of non-governmental organizations, business, startups, public administration and science. The number of attendees is limited to 600; admission is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online: http://www.sektor3-0.pl/festiwal. Admission is free.
On the first day, attendees will meet experts from several countries at the Copernicus Science Centre. The festival will begin with three lectures delivered by speakers from the United States: Col. George Zamka, NASA astronaut, will share his experience with new technologies, Professor Peter O. Gloor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will talk about the latest technology trends, and Karen Graham of Idealware will offer advice on how to prepare the organization for the coming challenges. Other speakers will include: Bartosz Węglarczyk (onet.pl), Artur Kurasiński (MUSE), Professor Dariusz Jemielniak (Ministry of Digitization) and Bartłomiej Topa, film and theatre actor, who works with the Synapsis Foundation.
In addition to the 18 seminars scheduled by Sector organizers, there will be 20 stands in the lobby, run by ICT giants, such as Intel, Microsoft and Cisco; startups, including Sentione and Abyss Glass; and nonprofit organizations, such as TechSoup Foundation and the Educational Enterprise Foundation (Fundacja Edukacyjna Przedsiębiorczości). Participants will be able to engage in conversations about developments to take place in the near future – for example, the question whether robots will take away our jobs, how Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence may affect community work, and the increasing importance of digital currencies. They will also have opportunities to take a close look at the latest technological solutions, such as Virtual Reality, Hololens, Abyss Glass and robotic programming.
During the festival, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation’s “Sector 3.0” Award, amounting to PLN 40,000, will be presented to a non-governmental organization that finds innovative applications for new technology to boost its operations or can demonstrate outstanding achievements in the use of technology for promotion, research and educational work in the third sector.
On the second day, participants will attend 10 specialized workshops, run by institutions, organizations and companies supporting the event (workshop venues will include corporate premises of Intel, Microsoft and Ericsson, and facilities provided by the Ministry of Digitization).
“Sector 3.0” is the name of the festival, but also the name of a program run by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, which supports non-governmental organizations in the use of the latest technology in community work, to help them operate more efficiently, reach a wider audience and share their experience with new technology and inspire others to improve their operations. The Information Society Development Foundation is the entity responsible for running the “Sector 3.0” program. For more information visit http://sektor3-0.pl/.
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